We constantly bemoan our politicians (and politics in general), and yet, nothing ever changes. It is a huge revolving door — out with the old, in with the new — with the expectation that somehow this way of doing business will all change at some point in time. But alas, it probably never will (how’s that for cynicism?). In the meantime, here are a few delightful quotations/definitions of politicians and politics that may provide a smile. Happy Humpday!
Politician(s) . . .
“A person with whose politics you don’t agree. (If you agree with him, he’s a statesman)” — David Lloyd George
“An animal that can sit on the fence and still keep both ears to the ground.” — H.L. Mencken
“A fellow who will lay down your life for his country.” — Texas Guinan
“One who approaches every situation with an open mouth.” — Adlai Stevenson
“Someone who believes you don’t have to fool the people all the time – just during election campaigns.” — Stanley Davis
“People who divide their time between running for office and running for cover.” — Anonymous
“People who shake your hand before an election, and your confidence after.” — Ernie Kovacs
“People who, when they see the light at the end of the tunnel, order more tunnel.” — John Quintan
Politics . . .
“The sport of rich men and prostitutes.” — Richard Dreyfuss
“An occupation that has become so expensive, it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.” — Will Rogers
“The only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
“Choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” — J.K. Galbraith
“A dog’s life without a dog’s decencies.” — Rudyard Kipling
“A science derived from two words: ‘poli’ meaning many, and ‘tics’ meaning small bloodsucking insects.” — Chris Clayton